JESSICA JONES executive producer Melissa Rosenberg has revealed at the Transform Hollywood panel that all 13 episodes of second season will be directed by women. Variety reporter Mo Ryan shared the news via social media.
No details have been released as to which specific directors have been chosen, but this is terrific news for a show that has already been praised for being a Marvel superhero series with a powerful and sex-positive female lead in Krysten Ritter.
The first season of JESSICA JONES had 9 different directors, 3 of which were female: S.J. Clarkson, Rosemary Rodriguez and Uta Briesewitz. By way of comparison, every director on spin-off series Luke Cage was male, in a series that The Washington Post called “undeniably and unapologetically black and beautiful.”
Based on the Marvel comic Alias, the series follows the titular Jessica Jones as she tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, following a traumatic incident in her past. Her increased strength makes her a superhero, but she tends to downplay that side of her persona.